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Is anyone else excited about Halloween? Although I’m not into the scary aspects of this spooky holiday, I love to trick-or-treat with my kids and decorate. Halloween is a perfect time to use slime-like orange, purple, and green paint to make an Acrylic Pour Halloween Flower Pot.
Materials for Acrylic Pour Halloween Flower Pot
- 6″ terra cotta flower pot and saucer/tray
- DecoArt pouring medium
- Apple Barrel 20404E Black, 20403E White, 2608 Country Tan, 20432E Nutmeg, 20588E Harvest Orange, 21486E Purple Iris, 21968E True Green
- brushes- 1″ sponge brush, small round brush, liner brush
- 2X Rust-oleum Gloss Clear Ultra Cover
Paint the flower pot and tray with several coats of Black using the 1″sponge brush. Make sure each coat of paint is completely dry before adding another. Use a blow dryer to hurry things along.
Use the small round brush to paint three thick, White spider webs around the pot.
Freehand paint or use a pencil to write SPOOKY and EEK. Paint with White and the liner brush. This is the one time when you want your lettering to look scary.
For the spider’s body, paint a lip shape with Country Tan and the small round brush. Add two big and two small circles with Black and the liner brush. Make small White plus Country Tan oval shapes with the liner brush for the upper leg joints and claws. Add hairs with Black and Nutmeg. Highlight the eyes (the big black circles) with White and the liner brush. Paint the last two digits of the year and your initials with White and the liner brush. Hopefully you can use your Acrylic Pour Halloween Flower Pot for years to come.
Acrylic Pour Halloween Instructions:
When using craft acrylics, the ratio is 2 parts paint to one part pouring medium. It’s really simple. Pour the paint in a container, then add the pouring medium and stir.
I poured Pumpkin Orange, then Purple Iris, then True Green on the bottom of the flower pot and saucer, allowing each color to drip down the side. Acrylic pour takes a long time to dry, but you can use a blow dryer, then set your project in the sun to hurry things along.
When everything is nice and dry, take your flower pot and saucer outside and spray with two coats of 2X Rust-oleum Clear Gloss Ultra Cover.
I hope you enjoyed my Acrylic Pour Halloween Flower Pot tutorial. You can see that I use my flower pot to hold candy. I paint flower pots for all occasions and generally use them as decorative elements. I do enjoy painting on terra cotta.
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